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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Continuous Surveillance: The Panopticon

In the news, Ars Technica writes about it.  Using aircraft or drones to continuously record activity in a city.  Shades of Bentham's Panopticon.  But recall that was mostly applied for how to run prisons.  This relates to using existing infrastructure for continuously capturing data.  We ran a experiment that asked: What if we had continuous, complete data in a given context?  What could we do with perfect information?  Which had surprising answers.

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